Desmond Dekker: Essential Artist Collection - Desmond Dekker

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Release Date: 06-02-2023

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Desmond Dekker: Essential Artist Collection - Desmond Dekker

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Double vinyl LP pressing. Long before Bob Marley's rise to pre-eminence, the title of the world's leading reggae performer rested firmly with another young singer from Kingston, Jamaica: Desmond Dekker. Between 1967 and 1970, Desmond enjoyed a succession of international hit singles, breaking new ground with singles such as '007', the first Jamaican-produced single to break into the UK top twenty, and 'Israelites', the first reggae single to reach the Number One spot in Britain and to breach the US chart. Further triumphs followed thereafter, with major chart hits including 'It Mek', 'Pickney Gal', 'You Can Get It If You Really Want' and 'Sing A Little Song', all of which cemented his place in history as Jamaica's first global superstar. All these works, along with the best of his remaining recordings from the ska, rock steady and reggae eras are featured on this compilation, featuring extensive liner notes and imagery, the set pays due respect to the original King of Reggae and superbly demonstrates the immense talent that set Desmond Dekker apart from his peers during the Golden Age of Jamaican music.

  1. (Poor Mi) Israelites - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  2. It Mek (UK Mix) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  3. Fu Man Chu - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  4. (Where Did It Go) the Song We Used to Sing
  5. Beautiful and Dangerous - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  6. King of Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Cherry Pies
  7. Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt) - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  8. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  9. Unity - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  10. Live and Learn (The More You Live)
  11. Rudy Got Soul - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  12. Get Up Adina - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  13. Generosity
  14. Pretty Africa - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  15. 007 (Shanty Town)
  16. First Time for a Long Time
  17. Rude Boy Train - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  18. Honour Your Mother and Father
  19. It Pays - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  20. Problems - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  21. Wise Man - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  22. Sing a Little Song
  23. Mother Pepper - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  24. Mount Zion - By Desmond Dekker ; the Four Aces
  25. Licking Stick - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  26. Young Generation - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  27. Pickney Gal - By Desmond Dekker ; the Aces
  28. Jamaica Ska - By Desmond Dekker ; the Specials

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